Well, I messed up some of the specs, but you can read them in the bottom pic...
Re: Asking Mr. Cyrus for samplesWell I received a call back from Mr. Cyrus a little bit ago and we talked for about 15 minutes about this new Cross Force load. To make a long story short, he is doing some final pressure testing with an outside company and has early developmental loads available now after he tested and tweaked with different powders. He also stated he will most likely be the sole source for the load unless he can find a way to have it marketed, etc.
A friend of his is actually turning the long solid-copper massive hollowpoint bullets for the .45 Colt casings and he said this load is intended for defensive purposes and not practical for medium to large game hunting because of the natural velocity and penetration limits.
If I get the go-ahead from you guys, I'll post the image from the article showing the load and a recovered bullet from gelatin with a 1.25" petal spread. I think I can (legally) do that as long as I credit the photo to Richard Mann..?
In fact, Mr. Cyrus asked me over the phone if I would scan and email the entire article to him because Richard never got a copy of it to him, lol
Ha! He offered before I even thought to ask, but I politely declined because I told him I don't even have a Judge yet. Mr. Cyrus was very polite, talkative, and absolutely knowledgeable and passionate about his custom rifle and ammo work and not out to make a fortune. http://www.crossoutdoors.com He's doing final pressure testing with an outside company and final tweaking on the load.
I am considering picking up the newer Judge "Public Defender" model with semi-bobbed hammer and 3" barrel just for kicks and this load really caught my eye so I dubbed the load and gun combination the "Chief Justice" ;D
Well, here's the picture from the article written and photographed by Richard Mann...I think it won't be too difficult to spot Mr. Cyrus's "Cross Force" Judge load. Petal spread at 1.25" with 10" of penetration in gelatin. Muzzle velocity listed at 950 FPS and bullet weight at 220 grains.
Ha, well technically they weren't free and he was politely getting to the fact that he would only charge for the cost of the components and mailing it down, but I politely declined until I at least get a Judge so I can shoot the loads, plus it will give him time to finish his final pressure testing and tweaking.
If any of you are interested, feel free to contact him, he's very polite and talkative and doens't seem at all interested in making a huge profit.